Winter is such a great time to travel, especially in the USA! Depending on your interests, there are lots of unique places to visit. It doesn’t matter if you love the cold or don’t want to be anywhere but the beach, there is something for everyone in the United States in the winter months.
Here are just a couple of examples of the best winter places to visit in the USA:
1. New York City, New York
There is so much to do in New York in the winter! The Rockefeller Center is home to an 80 foot tree as well as a large ice skating rink nearby. New York City features fantastic shopping opportunities all year long, but in the winter months it is that much more exciting and festive because of the holiday decor adorning every street corner and department store. Sight seeing will be more interesting than usual with must see spots like the Empire State Building or Times Square covered in snow.
2. Clearwater, Florida
Perhaps you do not enjoy cold winter weather. If that’s the case, Florida is the answer for you. The Clearwater area has mild temperatures all year long. Even if it’s too cold to swim, you can comfortably enjoy a walk along the beach with just a light sweater. Additionally, you will be just a short drive away from large amusement parks like Busch Gardens and Disney World. It is never too cold for an exciting roller coaster ride in Florida!
3. Grapevine, Texas
The saying goes that “everything is bigger in Texas” and that saying is true for fun things to do in the winter! Grapevine is known as the “Christmas capitol of Texas.” All winter long you can enjoy train rides throughout the city. There are large and elaborate displays, namely the ICE Exhibit at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Purchasing tickets to ICE will enable you to experience snow tubing, larger than life ice sculptures and more- all from the comfort of the inside of the hotel. Speaking of indoor comfort, you can spend a night at Great Wolf Lodge. Regardless of the weather, you can enjoy a full day of water play in their 84 degree indoor water park. Check out the ICE Exhibit in the video below.
4. Vail, Colorado
If the winter season bring to mind traditional cold weather activities, then a trip to Vail may be the best option for you. At Vail Mountain Resort you can enjoy some of the country’s best skiing opportunities. If you have no experience, that’s okay! There are ski and snowboard lessons available for you to practice your craft. While in Colorado you’ll want to take the time to hike some trails and experience the beautiful wildlife and nature reserves unique to the area. After a full day of outdoor fun, you can pamper yourself at one of the area day spas to warm up and relax.
No matter what your idea of fun may be, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the US. Whether walking the beach of skiing on slopes, we know you’ll be pleased with a winter visit to the United States.